Sweet treat helps United Way

The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island has partnered with Bernard Callebaut Chocolates for the second year.

Laura Healey

Laura Healey

There’s always a good reason to eat chocolate, but none better than helping charity.

The United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island has partnered with Bernard Callebaut Chocolates for the second year as part of the Change Starts Here campaign.

Boxes of specially branded United Way milk or dark chocolate bars will be sold until the end of the year through a variety of workplace fundraising campaigns. The United Way hopes to raise $8,000 from the sale.

Chocolates can be purchased for $2 each or boxes of 30 can be purchased for $60. One dollar from each bar sold goes directly to the United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island campaign that funds critically needed programs for kids, youth and seniors.

Individuals or businesses interested in purchasing boxes to sell can contact info@uwcnvi.ca or call 250-729-7400.

The Change Starts Here campaign aims to raise $700,000 for 22 charities in the central Island.

For more information, please go to www.uwcnvi.ca.